A reminder that the deadline for our Director of Policy & Engagement position is coming up soon!
For more information, visit our website: https://www.pivotlegal.org/work
Congratulations to @CGSHEquity@twitter.com on this important study! https://www.straight.com/living/vancouver-sexual-health-centre-to-research-men-in-sex-work-industries
5/ We demand VPD make use of force statistics available immediately for civilian oversight and review.
6/ We demand the immediate removal of police from Car 87/88 and the creation of a peerbased mental health emergency response team.
3/ We demand the public release of police use of force incidents and the removal of
protections for cops who cause harm.
4/ We demand the creation of an independent, civilian program to investigate incidents of
Defund 604 Network identifies SIX DEMANDS:
1/ We demand the immediate termination of cops who kill.
2/ We demand the immediate termination of cops who cover up for other cops.
"Police should not be de-facto first responders for mental health crises and policing must be disentangled from mental health care."
"As a network of groups & individuals working to defund, disarm and dismantle all forms of
policing in the Lower Mainland, we continue to call attention to unethical, unjust & deadly
conduct of police officers."
Flora Munroe: "VPD’s actions on Tuesday morning were unwarranted. They took a life, shooting that man 5 times. The officers chose to use lethal force...it’s clear that he was not in a right state of mind & they still took his life. That is not right & it will never be right.”
defund 604 network responds to the murder that took place in the DTES.
"we send all family and members of the community who are affected by his death our deepest condolences and solidarity in grief & rage"
Full statement: https://linktr.ee/DefundNetwork
Love, protect, defend, and support the #sexworkers in your life.
When you join our 2020 Holiday Fundraiser as a fundraiser or by making a donation, you'll help us to improve our support services for sex workers, ensure equitable pay for peer staff, and bolster peer leadership opportunities at PACE! #HolidaySeason https://www.canadahelps.org/en/charities/pace-society/p2p/holiday-giving/
2020 was a human rights catastrophe. Migrants were the frontline of #COVID19 crisis and excluded from basic rights. 2020 was the year of our courage. Facing hunger and sickness, with you, we took action
In review: https://migrantrights.ca/imd2020/
We are pleased to announce that 23 organizations from across BC will receive grants to support the delivery of emergency sexual assault response services. See link for list of recipients & program descriptions. https://endingviolence.org/23-organizations-to-receive-emergency-sexual-assault-services-funding-grants-through-eva-bc/
*Violence against individuals who engage in sex work will not end...
Below is some more information about the history of 17 December from @GlobalSexWork@twitter.com #sexworkiswork #DecrimNow #endviolenceagainstsexworkers https://www.nswp.org/event/international-day-end-violence-against-sex-workers
Sex workers deserve respect, kindness and safety as a bare minimum. Today we remember the sex workers who have been victim of violence, and many who did not survive. Your voices will remain heard ❤️ #IDEVASW @SexWorkHive@twitter.com
PACE Society is a peer-driven organization providing harm reduction front-line support services by, with, & for Sex Workers since 1994.